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EXPLORING ATACAMA: CULTURE & NATURE
Culture & Heritage
US$from USD$ 1,125 / 4 days
Located in the heart of the Atacama, the traditional town of San Pedro de Atacama is an oasis for explorers eager to discover and immerse themselves in the natural wonders and cultures of the world’s driest desert. Steaming-hot geysers, shimmering salt flats, lunar valleys of time-sculpted stone, lagoons that serve as homes to local fauna like flamingos, hazy mountains and volcanoes, and some of the clearest and most spectacular night skies on the planet: all this and more is right on San Pedro’s doorstep. But San Pedro is also a center of local Atacama culture, full of historic dwellings, traditions, artwork, cuisine, and beliefs from the indigenous tribes that have lived here for thousands of years. On this trip, you’ll travel back in time, taken on a journey of discovery about the natural wonders and human inhabitants of this spectacular desert.
Easter Island is a volcanic island belonging to Chile and located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Here, you can explore and enjoy its marvelous natural heritage which offers an array of flora, fauna, landscapes, and morphology created by nature: and a cultural heritage unlike any other in the world. You can explore the archaeological sites containing the famous Moái statues, and learn about an ancient Polynesian culture and its symbols, art, history, legends, ceremonies and much more!
Chilean Patagonia is the southernmost region of the country. Its capital is Punta Arenas and it is noted for its strong sense of tradition and rural customs, which are still observed today. It is home to a variety of ecosystems and mildly cold, rainy weather as well as interesting geomorphology that lends value to its landscapes. Its rich fauna includes the puma, southern Andean deer, chilla fox, guanaco, skunk, Patagonian ferret, and Geoffroy’s cat. If you are lucky, you should be able to spot at least one of these creatures! In terms of vegetation, this is a region with many southern beech forests, xerophytic brush, and Andean desert.